Dear Florida Tech community,
Spring Semester 2021 is officially underway and our Florida Tech Safe: Return to Learn plan is in full effect. The precautionary measures we’ve taken—including remote learning for the first two weeks of the semester—are designed to keep our campus community healthy. It takes all of us working together to be successful.
This week, we know of 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students—10 students isolating off-campus and three isolating on-campus. There are eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported among our employees and eight employees in precautionary quarantine. Safety protocols regarding contact tracing, sanitization, and associated steps are in place. We wish all a speedy recovery.
I’ve had my own personal experience with COVID-19 this week. Yesterday I was not feeling well, I got tested and received a positive test result. My doctor advised me to spend some time in the hospital as the quickest route to recovery and I am following his counsel. My symptoms are manageable and I hope to feel better soon as I work remotely and follow our protocols. We must all maintain our vigilance and honor our commitment to keep one another safe.
Remember—wear your face coverings, sanitize your hands, continue social distancing, and use the #CampusClear app daily to track your health.
T. Dwayne McCay, Ph.D.
President & CEO
The Florida Tech Safe plan has been activated and we look forward to seeing you.
You—and your health—are vital to Florida Tech and fulfilling our mission.
Our comprehensive plan for a safe and successful Fall 2020 reopening.